North Carolina Apple Festival. Hendersonville. (828) 697-4557. A Labor Day festival recognizing the importance of the apple to Henderson County.
Brevard Music Center. Brevard. (828) 884-2011. Outstanding summer concerts including musicals, pops, concertos, operas, bands, symphonies, choral and chamber music.
Flat Rock Playhouse. Flat Rock. (828) 693-0731. The North Carolina State Theater offers the finest in summer theater.
Folk Art Center. Asheville. (828) 298-7928. The center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians.
White Squirrel Festival. Brevard. This free, three-day Memorial Day event celebrates the famous Brevard white squirrel population with local arts and craft booths, a street festival with kids activities, great food, the Squirrel Box Derby down Jailhouse Hill, the White Squirrel 5K, 10K, and Fun Run, and a parade.